It is said that laughter is good for the soul. I believe that. I think there are wonderful things that happen to us when we laugh. I think good things happen to us when we smile, too. When we find something that makes us smile, it makes us feel better, if only for a moment or two. That can lift our spirits and give us a new perspective on the situation we are facing.
I realized this many years ago when I was going through a very difficult time. I happened to glance out the side window as I was driving to work and saw a rabbit sitting by the side of the road. He was just sitting. He appeared to be watching the traffic go past. It made me smile. That was a turning point for me. I knew, in that instant, that I would survive the tough time I was facing.
There are many little things that we can do to make us smile every day. Pictures of those we love on our desk can make us smile. Special ringtones can make us smile. Taking a quick walk outside can make us smile. Pets can make us smile and often make us laugh out loud. A list of our accomplishments can make us smile.
What makes you smile? What can you do to set the stage for frequent smiles throughout the day?
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